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Universidade Lusófona do Porto

Bachelor in Performing Arts - Actor Training

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The study cycle in Dramatic Arts - Training of Actors at the Lusófona University of Porto represents the implementation of the training of actors and the teaching of the performing arts at the university level in the city of Porto, with evident significance in terms of offer throughout the northern region of the country.
Focusing on the technical and intellectual training of the actor, and expressing a renewing intention with meaning on the national scene, the cycle of studies makes the connection between the knowledge founded on the current practice of the performing arts and academic education, providing the basis for the historical and theoretical exploration of theater and other types of performance.
It counts for that, in its faculty, with a set of creators and pedagogues involved in the current creative practice, of recognized excellence, not only in the area of ¿¿implantation of the course, but at national level.
The study plan responds to the need to introduce the student to the real environment of professional practice, providing in all semesters work guided by reputable professionals and aimed at the presentation of exercises and final shows.

A3ES Decision

Accredited - A3ES Decision

Date of the Board Decision



R/A-Cr 117/2014

Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS

Bachelor |6 Semesters |180 ECTS

Programme Director

Prof. Doutor Carlos Pimenta


Gisela Ribeiro

Entrance Conditions

National access competition/tender:
Having completed the 12th grade;
A grade higher than 95 points (range 0-200), in one of the following entrance exams:
12 Arts and Culture History
15 Portuguese Literature
18 Portuguese
11 History
13 English
06 Philosophy

Course changes;Transfers;Returns.
Special competition/tender for those over the age of 23.
Special competition/tender for higher education graduates and Diplomas in Specialized Technology.

Programme requirements

Have completed a total of 180 ECTS


This cycle of studies represents the implementation of the actors trainning and the teaching of the performing arts at the university level in the northern region of the country. It thus responds to a disconnection already diagnosed with training in its specific area. It considers the university as a system of reflection, of experimentation, looking for the connection between the academic world and the professional system, which is very significant in the city of Porto. The regular presence of professionals from the artistic sector, as well as the existing protocols with the main institutions of the city, are testimony to this connection to the artistic and professional terrain that is stated as one of the main characteristics of the course. In addition to learning in the field of performing arts, transversality is encouraged with other training offerings (namely with a Degree in Audiovisual and Multimedia Communication) thus broadening the horizon of students' knowledge

Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

Graduates in Dramatic Arts - Training of Actors from Universidade Lusófona do Porto will have the following skills:
- acting skills for theater, performance, cinema and audiovisual;
- critical and cognitive skills that allow the future interpreter / creator to identify and project their practice in the context of artistic contemporaneity;
- critical contact with the culture - textual, technical and theoretical - of the performing arts and interpretation in the diversity of its resources and languages;
- discursive or performative skills, which allow positioning in the systems of creation, diffusion and / or investigation of the performing arts according to self-sufficiency and multifaceted paradigms;
- understanding of the performing arts and acting as a field capable of absorbing a diversity of languages and mediations;
- technical skills capable of satisfying the demands made on the professional of the performing arts field, namely in career management and project dynamism, with attention to the recent transformations verified in the contexts of production, diffusion and reception of the dramatic arts;
- acquisition of instruments that allow the pursuit of advanced studies in related scientific areas;
- practical and theoretical training covering and relating areas such as performance / creation, communication, applied technologies, aesthetics and theory of art, and the dramatic arts.

Equipments and venues

The course has specific facilities for practical classes, as well as various equipment in the area of cinema, audiovisual and multimedia. The Institution offers a variety of resources to support learning, from physical resources (classrooms with multimedia equipment, library, ICT resources, pedagogical and scientific equipment,..., including aspects related to safety and the environment, as well as specific needs of students with disabilities) to support mentoring, supervision and counseling, promoting the respective publicity with students.

Further Studies

The training acquired allows the continuation of postgraduate studies (master's and | or PhD) in the areas of performing arts, teaching, socio-cultural animation, among others correlated.

Occupacional Profiles

The training acquired enables professional paths as an actor (theater, cinema or television) as a director, playwright, stage assistant, director of actors, monitor of socio-cultural animation, trainer or teacher in the field of theatrical studies, producer of theatrical events and art programmer of the Show.

Scientific Areas

Artes | Artes do espectáculo


Study Plan

1st Year/ Comon CoreSemester ECTS
Body and Movement IFirst Semester5
Cultural History of the Theatre I First Semester4
Dramatic Reading Workshop I First Semester4
Professional Practice I First Semester8
Theory of Image and RepresentationFirst Semester4
Voice and Singing IFirst Semester5
Body and Movement IISecond Semester4
Cultural History of the Theatre II Second Semester4
Dramatic Reading Workshop II Second Semester4
Option 1Second Semester4
Professional Practice II Second Semester6
Stage SetSecond Semester4
Voice and Singing IISecond Semester4
2nd Year/ Comon CoreSemester ECTS
Body and Movement IIIFirst Semester4
Dramatic Reading Workshop III First Semester4
DramaturgyFirst Semester4
Option 2First Semester4
Professional Practice III First Semester7
Techniques of Interpretation IFirst Semester3
Voice and Singing IIIFirst Semester4
Body and Movement IVSecond Semester5
Dramatic Reading Workshop IV Second Semester4
Option 3Second Semester4
Professional Practice IV Second Semester7
Techniques of Interpretation IISecond Semester3
Theatre PedagogySecond Semester3
Voice and Singing IVSecond Semester4
3rd Year/ Comon CoreSemester ECTS
Animated FormsFirst Semester4
Contemporary Artistic PerspectivesFirst Semester4
Dramatic Reading Workshop VFirst Semester4
Eastern Scenic ArtsFirst Semester4
Option 4First Semester4
Professional Practice V First Semester6
Techniques of Interpretation IIIFirst Semester4
Contemporary Performative PracticeSecond Semester4
Dramatic Reading Workshop VISecond Semester4
Option 5Second Semester6
Performative Arts and MediaSecond Semester5
Politics and Economics of CultureSecond Semester4
Professional Practice VI Second Semester7

Teaching staff


Admission for Undergraduates 175 €
Change Course 75 €
Holders of University Degree 175 €
International student 255 €
International student 255 €
Readmission 75 €
Registration245 €
Student Insurance40 €
Enrollment260 €
Average value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 342 €
Per ECTS 11,4 €

Other fees may be applied in accordance with the regulations in force